Category: Short Stories

  • Download E-books Shine: An Anthology of Near-Future Optimistic Science Fiction PDF

    A set of near-future, confident SF tales the place the various genre's brightest stars and most fun new skills painting the potential roads to a greater day after today. that includes orginal stoires through Alastair Reynolds, Kay Kenyon, Lavie Tidhar, Jason Andrew Madeline Ashby, Jacques Barcia, Eva Maria Chapman, Ken Edgett, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Eric Gregory, Mari Ness, Holly Phillips, Gareth L. Powell & Aliette de Bodard, Gord Sellar, Paula R. Stiles and Jason Stoddard, certainly no longer a plethora of Pollyannas (but neither a barrage of dystopias), SHINE will exhibit that confident switch is way from being a foregone end, yet has to be tough fought, leading edge, powerful and inventive. Let's make our tomorrows SHINE.
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  • Download E-books This Is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death PDF

    By Matthew Bennardo, David Malki !, Ryan North

    If a computing device may well are expecting the way you may die, might you need to comprehend? this can be the tantalizing premise of This Is the way you Die, the intense follow-up anthology to the self-published bestseller, Machine of Death.

    THIS IS the way you DIE
    Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable computing device of Death

    The machines begun stoning up all over the world. The supply used to be tempting: with an easy blood try, somebody may perhaps know the way they might die. however the machines did not supply dates or particular circumstances-just a unmarried notice or word. DROWNED, melanoma, outdated AGE, CHOKED ON A HANDFUL OF POPCORN. And notwithstanding the predictions have been constantly actual, they have been additionally frequently frustratingly obscure. outdated AGE, it became out, may well suggest both demise of average factors, or being shot by means of an aged, bedridden guy in a botched domestic invasion. The machines held onto that old-world experience of irony in loss of life: you could know the way it will occur, yet you will nonetheless be shocked whilst it does.

    This addictive anthology--sinister, witty, existential, and fascinating--collects the simplest of the hundreds of thousands of tale submissions the editors acquired within the wake of the luck of the 1st quantity, and exceeds the 1st in each method.
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  • Download E-books The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard PDF

    By J. G. Ballard

    A choice of ninety eight captivating and pulse-quickening tales, spanning 5 a long time, venerates the impressive mind's eye of J. G. Ballard.

    With a physique of labor unheard of in twentieth-century literature, J. G. Ballard is famous as one of many maximum and such a lot prophetic writers on the planet. With the much-hailed unlock of The whole tales of J. G. Ballard, readers now have a way to rejoice the unequalled diversity and enthralling cadences of a literary genius. even if writing approximately musical orchids, human cannibalism, or the key heritage of global warfare III, Ballard's Complete Stories conjures up the hallucinations of Kafka and Borges in its skill to render sleek paranoia and fantastical creations at the web page. A Washington Post most sensible booklet of 2009, Boston Globe most sensible booklet, Los Angeles Times favourite publication, and San Francisco Chronicle top booklet.
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  • Download E-books Interference & Other Stories (American Fiction) PDF

    By Richard Hoffman

    Fiction. Richard Hoffman, writer of the acclaimed memoir Half the House and of 2 prize-winning collections of poetry, offers us a strong first number of tales. Its name novella tells the tale of a kid in a blue- collar kin who's victimized through a serial predator. the opposite tales, uncooked and intimate, discover the tricky struggles to return of age and to stay as a guy in those instances.
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  • Download E-books The Devil's Tub: Collected Stories PDF

    Edward Hoagland, most sensible identified for his essays, can be a unprecedented author as fiction, as readers of his tales “The ultimate destiny of Alligators” and “Kwan's Coney Island” can attest. First released in periodicals reminiscent of The Paris Review, Esquire, The New Yorker, The American Review, and Saul Bellow's recognized literary magazine, The Nobel Savage, Hoagland's tales surprised readers with their particular language and finely etched characters. He has been commonly anthologized, together with in most sensible American brief tales. Assembled listed below are tales new and outdated, spanning from 1960 to today.

    Meet the death-defying bike trick riders within the carnival's Devil's bath, a guy who retains an alligator in his tub, a chinese language launder in Coney Island looking for love, a frontiersman who saves himself from a mauling grizzly undergo via hiding in a beaver dam, 3 males from a circus searching for hassle at a rodeo, a washed out boxer attempting to to hold onto his occupation, and dozens of others wealthy characters. From the cramped and gritty streets of latest York urban to the broad open areas of the outdated West, Hoagland's characters pine, soreness, create, realize, love, study, and reside in such accurately rendered tales that we're transported into each one in their abnormal worlds.

    Skyhorse Publishing, in addition to our Arcade, Yucca, and solid Books imprints, are proud to submit a vast diversity of books for readers attracted to fiction—novels, novellas, political and scientific thrillers, comedy, satire, old fiction, romance, erotic and love tales, secret, vintage literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics together with Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and lots more and plenty extra. whereas no longer each identify we put up turns into a New York Times bestseller or a countrywide bestseller, we're dedicated to books on matters which are occasionally ignored and to authors whose paintings would possibly not in a different way discover a home.
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  • Download E-books Across the Bridge PDF

    By Robertson Davies, Mavis Gallant

    A brand new selection of tales through Mavis Gallant is usually a tremendous publishing occasion. For this is often the author who--like Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro--has made Canadian brief tales a presence at the global literary scene, and on our bestseller lists.

    In Across the Bridge 4 of the 11 tales are attached, following the fortunes of the Carette kinfolk in Montreal. In "1933" their widowed mom teaches Berthe and Marie to disclaim that she used to be a seamstress and to assert in its place that she was once "clever together with her hands." In "The selected Husband" the luckless suitor Louis has to suffer the front-parlour scrutiny of Marie's mom and sister: "But then Louis started to cough and needed to conceal his mouth. He used to be in hassle with a caramel. The Carettes appeared away, in order that he may perhaps strangle unobserved. 'How darkish it is,' stated Berthe, to permit him imagine he couldn't be seen."

    We then keep on with their marriage, the delivery of Raymond, and Raymond's flight from his mom and aunt to his eventual position as a inn supervisor in Florida. "'The position was once jam-packed with Canadians,' he acknowledged. 'They stole like raccoons...'"

    With the exception of "The Fenton Child," an eerie tale set in postwar Montreal, the opposite tales ensue within the Paris Mavis Gallant understands so good. "Across the Bridge," the name tale, starts with the narrator's mom throwing her reluctant daughter's marriage ceremony invites into the Seine. "I watched the envelopes fall in a sluggish bathe and land at the darkish water and waft aside. Strangers leaned at the parapet and stared, too, yet not anyone spoke."

    This is a wonderful number of tales via a author on the best of her form.

    From the Hardcover edition.
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  • Download E-books Paris Stories (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

    By Mavis Gallant

    A brand new YORK overview BOOKS ORIGINAL

    Mavis Gallant is a modern legend, a widespread contributor to The New Yorker for as regards to fifty years who has, within the phrases of The long island Times, "radically reshaped the fast tale for decade after decade." Michael Ondaatje's new choice of Gallant's paintings gathers the most memorable of her tales set in Europe and Paris, the place Gallant has lengthy lived. Mysterious, humorous, insightful, and heartbreaking, those are stories of expatriates and exiles, clever childrens and straying saints. jointly they compose a mystery heritage, immediately intimate and panoramic, of contemporary occasions.
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  • Download E-books The Middleman and Other Stories PDF

    By Bharati Mukherjee

    Bharati Mukherjee's paintings illuminates a brand new international of individuals in migration that has remodeled the that means of "America." Now in a Grove paperback variation, The intermediary and different tales is a stunning demonstrate of the imaginative and prescient of this significant smooth author. An aristocratic Filipina negotiates a brand new lifestyles for herself with an Atlanta funding banker. A Vietnam vet returns to Florida, a spot now extra international than the Asia of his battle adventure. And within the name tale, an Iraqi Jew whose travels have resulted in Queens by surprise unearths himself an unwitting guerrilla in a South American jungle. Passionate, comedian, violent, and soft, those tales draw us into the guts of a cultural fusion in the middle of its beginning pangs, but gleaming with the strength and enthusiasm of a society remaking itself.
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  • Download E-books Stranger Things Happen: Stories PDF

    By Kelly Link

    “An alchemical mixture of Borges, Raymond Chandler and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”— (Best of the Year)

    “A pleasant collection.”—Cleveland undeniable Dealer

    “My favourite delusion writer.”—Alan Cheuse, All issues Considered

    "Link's tales defy rationalization, or no less than, short precis, in its place engaged on the airplane among dream and cognitive dissonance. they're precise to themselves: witty, appealing, humorous, and startling."—Rain Taxi

    "Link makes use of the nonsensical to light up fact, blurring the differences among the mundane and the glorious to tease out the underlying meanings of recent life."—Booklist

    "The eleven fantasies during this first assortment from emerging famous person hyperlink are so quirky and exuberantly imagined that one is well distracted from their strangely critical underpinnings of personal ache and emotional estrangement."
    Publishers Weekly

    Kelly Link's number of tales, Stranger issues Happen, rather scores.
    —Daniel Mendelsohn, New York Magazine

    "A enormously beautiful ebook, and enthusiasts of brief fiction may still fall over themselves getting out the door to discover a copy."
    Washington publish ebook World

    "Stylistic pyrotechnics remove darkness from a strange yet emotionally fair panorama. Link's a author to watch."
    Kirkus Reviews

    "A set of news which are through turns astounding, humorous, frightening, and horny, yet in simple terms while they don't seem to be all of those straight away. Kelly hyperlink has strangeness, allure and spin to spare. Writers greater than this do not happen."
    —Karen pleasure Fowler

    "Kelly hyperlink is one of the top brief tale author at the moment available in the market, in any style or none. She places one observe after one other and makes genuine magic with them-funny, relocating, smooth, courageous and unsafe. She is exclusive, and will be declared a countrywide treasure, and probably surrounded normally by means of a cordon of armed marines."
    —Neil Gaiman

    "Kelly hyperlink is the precise top and strangest and funniest brief tale author on the earth that you've by no means heard of on the certain second you're examining those phrases and making them a bit inexact. Now pay for the book."
    —Jonathan Lethem

    The 11 tales in Kelly Link’s debut assortment are humorous, spooky, and clever. all of them have satisfied endings. They have been all particularly written for you. A better of the 12 months select from, Locus, The Village Voice, and San Francisco Chronicle. contains Nebula, international delusion, and Tiptree award-winning stories.

    Kelly Link is the writer of 3 collections of brief fiction Stranger issues Happen, Magic for Beginners, and Pretty Monsters. Her brief tales have received 3 Nebula, a Hugo, and a global myth Award. She was once born in Miami, Florida, and as soon as gained a loose journey world wide by way of answering the query “Why do you need to move in the course of the world?” (”Because you can’t struggle through it.”)

    Link lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, the place she and her husband, Gavin J. supply, run Small Beer Press, co-edit the myth 1/2 The Year’s most sensible fable and Horror, and play ping-pong. In 1996 they startd the occasional zine Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet.

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  • Download E-books Allanon's Quest (Shannara: Paladins of Shannara, Book 1) PDF

    By Terry Brooks

    The mythical hero Allanon takes middle degree within the first of 3 gripping new stand-alone publication brief tales set on the earth of the fantasy-fiction phenomenon that's Shannara—by liked New York Times bestselling writer Terry Brooks.
    The historical past is therefore: The once-Druid Brona, seduced through his pursuit of darkish magic, was once without end remodeled into the Warlock Lord—whose evil stands out as the downfall of the 4 Lands and the loss of life of the Races. opposed to him, the Elven King Jerle Shannara wielded the fabled sword that bore his surname and triumphed. Or so it used to be believed. yet notwithstanding the darkish Lord used to be pushed out . . . he was once now not destroyed.
    The Druid Allanon is aware basically too good the prophecy handed all the way down to him via his past due grasp: that at last the Warlock Lord will go back. Now, after 1000's of years, that day turns out coming near near. And the time is to hand for the Sword of Shannara to once again be introduced forth from its sanctuary to serve its old goal. All that is still is for a blood descendent of the Elven condominium of Shannara to hold the blade into battle.
    With ever extra portents of doom at the horizon, Allanon needs to search out the final closing Shannara inheritor, who by myself will undergo the load of shielding the 4 Lands’ future. yet with brokers of darkness last in from in the back of, unforeseen enemies mendacity in wait forward, and treachery encroaching on each part, there may be no sure bet of good fortune. Nor any coverage that this determined quest are usually not the Druid’s final.
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